How to Clean Leather Car Seats

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Many drivers opt for a vehicle with leather seating to make their vehicle look and feel more luxurious. It’s also because leather seats feel a lot more luxurious than cloth, but will require additional care to keep it in excellent condition. Use proper leather seat care with these tips from the experts at Brent Brown Toyota.

Tips on How to Clean Leather Car Seats

Below are the simple steps to follow to keep your leather seats clean and looking brand new:

  1. Start by vacuuming the crevices of your seats to remove any dust, dirt, or debris.
  2. Once the debris has been removed, apply a pH-neutral cleaning solution to your upholstery, making sure to avoid getting any liquid cleaner into any perforations.
  3. Use a microfiber cloth and soft-bristled brush to gently clean the leather upholstery.
  4. After your seats are clean, apply an approved leather conditioner to your seats, and gently work in using a clean microfiber cloth. Let conditioner dry and then buff in with another clean microfiber cloth. Using a leather conditioner helps keep your seats supple and avoid cracking.

Leather Seat Care: Products to Use

With leather seat care, it’s recommended that you use a colorless, damp rag to lightly dust your vehicle’s seats. Draper drivers who want a thorough wash, use warm water with just a bit of soap or specially made leather cleaner to wipe down the seats. Refer to your vehicle’s owner’s manual for specific recommendations. No matter which cleaner that you opt for, there are a few things to avoid using on your seats. Those items include:

  • Sharp objects that may scratch
  • Household cleaner
  • Dark cloths
  • Detergents
  • Furniture polish

Leather Seat Care Tips

  1. Have a travel bottle of leather cleaning solution and clean microfiber cloths on hand in your vehicle. This keeps your seats clean of dust, spills, and debris while driving around in Salt Lake City.
  2. If you have a garage, store your vehicle in there as much as possible. If possible, avoid extreme temperatures, because it helps preserve the lifespan of the leather.
  3. When out running errands, watch out for shaded parking spots. Parking in the shade can prevent sun bleaching and damage.

Learn More About Leather Seat Care at Brent Brown Toyota!

Learn more about how to clean leather car seats or how to change the oil in a Toyota Camry with the Brent Brown Toyota service center. Contact our service team for additional information or recommendations.

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